screenshot pictures the mechanical pencil brush 1px size, but it doesn't really matter because lines on all my brushes seem jagged.
My monitor is on 1080 resolution and my hardware should be more than cabable to smooth those edges.
Does anyone have a solution? Thanks in advance.
Go to preferences>performance> and tick "high quality display."It'll fuzz it...
...but in painter I expect a 1px brush will always look jagged, there's not enough room to antialias the edges. I guess it needs 2 or 3 pixels wide before black gets a chance to fade into the white background.
I know Photoshop does it, but then it's not truly representing a black brush, sometimes the line is grey. Different methodology, I guess.
Absolute best results are to do your artwork at print res (300ppi) and reduce it, but even half that would make quite a difference. In truth, as a comic artist and illustrator I've always found it pays to draw my art larger than needed, even before digital artwork came along. A number of clients over recent years who just ordered a tiny twitter profile pic later wanted it as a banner and even printed on their business vehicle.Didn't have to draw a new version, saved a lot of time, I was happy enough to draw it large.
Some folks don't like to work that way, but it does make things more flexible.
thanks for the help.
high quality display was ticked already and my 3px,4px and 5px brushes look jagged aswell, even 10px does.
I don't know if that's still normal
I'm not a huge expert, but I checked it out on my version. Zoomed right in to the pixel level jagged lines are definitely visible.At a pixel level there are other things which can't work very well, like the paper textures: they need a certain amount of resolution to reproduce the light and shadows of the paper.There are certain older brushes that look worse and newer ones that look better but at low res the jagged lines are certainly visible... less notable on, say, a grey airbrush than on a black ink pen. I've gone through lots of pens to find one which suits me most, they don't all perform equally. I think the only answer is to set the resolution of the canvas to, say: try 150dpi, one that is 200dpi and one that is 300dpi. (the last being print resolution) Resolution has an enormous effect on the appearance of the art, and reducing it in size later (if it's needed for the web) seems to keep the illusion of a lot of that smoothness. Keep in mind that shown at 1080 a single pixel usually looks about as fine as a hair. By the time you can see the individual pixels they're jagged. It''s the same with higher res, a jagged brush becomes smooth.Other folks HAVE complained about the antialiasing on Painter brushes, but I think it's only when you're zoomed in to a pixel level.I guess at some stage somebody must have made a decision on how severe the antialiasing should or shouldn't be at the pixel level, while it looks better it can actually be considered a loss of quality... in that a single pixel black sometimes becomes a grey line... in which case you couldn't call it a black line any more.I'm just thinking up ideas of why it might be how it is...
... but the only effective answer is to change the resolution from 72 to something higher.
The weird thing is: I don't think it has anything to do with paper texture or dpi, because the screenshots I took are from the "stroke preview" or "brush preview" window in Painter. I did not zoom in at all.
Guess I have to see what Corel Tech-Support has to say, but I really do appreciate the help, Brendoon - thank you.
Sure thing. Sorry I couldn't think of anything!